| Nov 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
At age 73, Hayao Miyazaki is still capable of surprises. He has an atelier, just behind the main Studio Ghibli building, on a narrow and quiet street in a suburb of Tokyo. Surrounded by trees, it looks like the sort of rustic resort cottage a well-off...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The new animated action-adventure "Big Hero 6" might sound like more of the same Marvel-inspired superhero stuff already saturating movie theaters with its flashy 3-D animation and futuristic nerd kids doing their world saving in bright plastic-plated...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Writer-director Jason Michael Brescia's "Bridge and Tunnel" follows a group of Long Island twentysomethings over the course of one rocky year. It tries to be a kind of "St. Elmo's Fire" for "the change-at-Jamaica crowd," as the railroad-riding locals...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:00 PM
The World War II film "Fury" probably won't tank at the box office this weekend.
Brad Pitt's latest action flick is on track to gross up to $30 million, putting it ahead of two-time box-office winner "Gone Girl," according to people who have seen pre-...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Denzel Washington may be the most consistent hitter in Hollywood.
The Oscar-winning actor steers clear of blockbuster fare and superhero pics, but his name above the title is gold when it comes to bringing in adult crowds to his thrillers and dramas. His...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:02 PM
After Phil Lord and Chris Miller wrote and directed the original "Lego Movie" to critical and popular acclaim, it initially appeared that the filmmaking duo would take a step back for the sequel, acting only as producers — but not so fast.
| Sep 25, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Chico Teixeira's "Absence," Daniel Aragao's "I Swear I'll Leave This Town" and Andre Ristum's "The Other Side of Paradise" world premiere in the Rio de Janeiro Intl. Film Festival's centerpiece Premiere Brasil.
The Rio Fest runs Sept. 24 to Oct. 8....
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Many intriguing unlovelies are found in "The Boxtrolls," a new 3-D animated fable that lifts liberally from the sketches and dark sensibility of Alan Snow's creepy-good children's novel "Here Be Monsters."
A rich voice cast adds oomph, led by a...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 11:19 AM
The 18 envelopes, please: The Hollywood Film Awards have revealed the dozen and a half categories to be featured during the show's inaugural broadcast Nov. 14 on CBS. They include individual honors for acting, directing and screenwriting, as well as...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:15 AM
As mankind's time on Earth comes to an end, astronauts travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. With Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. Written by Jonathan Nolan and...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The first thing to say about Patrick McHale's Cartoon Network miniseries "Over the Garden Wall," after noting that it is beautiful to behold and worth the while of anyone interested in contemporary animation, is that it has been made in a two-dimensional,...